Comedy Writer Regina Hicks Signs Huge Netflix Deal


| LAST UPDATE 12/10/2021

By Molly Houghton
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Get ready for some guaranteed laughs in the next few loops around the sun because Regina Hicks just signed a multi-year deal with Netflix. Here's everything we know about the screenwriter's upcoming projects.

If the name Regina Hicks doesn't ring a bell, let us refresh your memory: she is a total comedy boss who's served as Executive Producer and Writer for countless hit shows. From the late 90s sitcom Sister, Sister to Issa Rae's Insecure, Hicks has lent her talents to some of our favorite small-screen series. And her most recent project, The Upshaws, does not disappoint. The hilarious show centers around a working-class African American family and their everyday struggles, with plenty of funny moments in between.

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And all that success has landed the creative quite the deal: a multi-year partnership with Netflix that will see Regina as creator, writer, and producer of many new shows. And her first project has already been revealed. The upcoming comedy will follow four middle-aged Black women from Texas as they deal with the highs and lows of their lives. And maybe the most exciting part for Hicks is that she will executive produce the show with Higher Ground, former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company.

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"Regina's shows always feel authentic and relatable," said Netflix's head of comedy, Tracey Pakosta. "She's an amazing writer and producer who's given audiences laugh-out-loud moments mixed with a lot of heart and humanity for years. I can't wait for her to expand on her work at Netflix, and I'm especially looking forward to this first project with Higher Ground."

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"I am thrilled to continue my creative journey with Tracey, Andy, and the wonderful team at Netflix and to find a home here at the place with so many of my favorite shows," Hicks shared. "And I absolutely love that I now get to work with the folks at Higher Ground. Putting the voices of Black women on the screen is so important to me, and I can't think of a better team to do it with."

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